Tumor-Associated Macrophages with Fluorescent Nanoparticles
|Title:||Tumor-Associated Macrophages with Fluorescent Nanoparticles|
Researchers at the MIT-Harvard Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) have found that tumor-associated macrophages play key roles in tumor progression and during treatment. The intravital microscope image comes from a live mouse and displays tumor cells (in green from their expression of a fluorescent protein) surrounded by tumor macrophages (in red from a targeted fluorescent 25nm nanoparticle to track their location over time). The blue represents the tumor vasculature.
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|Topics/Categories:||Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Date Created:||March 1, 2012|
|Date Added:||July 25, 2016|
|Reuse Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.|